[Update] Wii U Virtual Console Service To Release On Tuesday


Nintendo of America has revealed on its Facebook page that the Wii U Virtual Console will make its official debut on the console this Tuesday. The service’s release will come a few days before the first major Wii U system update, which Nintendo announced during their last Nintendo Direct. Many early Wii U adopters were disappointed (including myself) weeks leading up to the console’s release when news broke that the Virtual Console service would be delayed. With the wait almost over, Wii U owners will be able to take advantage of the use of the Wii U’s GamePad with Off-TV play and customizable controls. The list of available Virtual Console titles (19 in total) to coincide with the release are listed below.

[Update] – Nintendo of America has confirmed what Virtual Console will launch with the service. Launch titles are in bold.


  • Balloon Fight
  • Donkey Kong Jr
  • Excitebike
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Punch-Out
  • Ice Climber
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA)
  • Mario Bros.
  • Yoshi
  • Mega Man 1
  • Wrecking Crew
  • Yoshi’s Cookie


  • Kirby’s Dream Course
  • Kirby’s Dream Land 3
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Super Metroid
  • EarthBound
  • F-Zero
  • Super Mario World

So, which VC titles do you plan on purchasing for the first time on the service or upgrading from your old Wii files? Discuss in the comments below.

Harrison Milfeld is a writer, editor, and freelance journalist from Missouri. Ever since he could walk, Harrison has been an avid fan of the world of Nintendo. For years, he has purchased every one of the company's subsequent products (yes, including the Virtual Boy and eReader). It wasn't until he was a young teen when he bought a PS2 that he began to embrace cross-console relations, a decision he doesn't regret. When he's not gaming, Harrison is looking to break into the magazine journalism industry and realize his dream of becoming a features reporter.